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17 July Revolution

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Date  17 July 1968
17 July Revolution
Presidential Guard  10th Armoured Brigade Jihaz Haneen
Results  Overthrow of Abdul Rahman Arif, Establishment of Baathist government
Similar  1958 Iraqi coup d'état, 1963 Syrian coup d'état, Iraqi revolt against the British, Corfu Channel incident, Dhofar Rebellion

The 17 July Revolution was a bloodless coup in Iraq in 1968, led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, which brought the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party to power. Both Saddam Hussein, later President of Iraq, and Salah Omar al-Ali, later a Ba'athist dissident, were major participants in the coup. The Ba'ath Party ruled from the 17 July Revolution until 2003, when it was removed from power by an invasion led by American and British forces. Iraq then came under a military occupation by a multinational coalition. (The 17 July Revolution is not to be confused with the 14 July Revolution, a coup on 14 July 1958, when King Faisal II was overthrown, ending the Hashemite dynasty in Iraq and establishing the Republic of Iraq.)


17 July Revolution Wikipedia